Inspired by nature, Panelcraft Earth's natural color pallet was extracted from photographs of the beautiful Great Lakes shoreline. 9 inch square tiles come in brown(soil), tan(sand), green(vegetation), light blue(sky) and grey(stone) colors with white(clouds)and earth tone windows.
PANELCRAFT is the worlds first and only large scale magnetic construction toy. It was designed by an architect and a physics teacher to inspire spatial development and creativity in children. It develops both fine and gross motor skills, patterning, shape recognition, collaboration, and building skills.The Panelcraft magnetic connection system is US Patent Pending.
Jeff Whittaker taught high school and college physics for 25 years. He has given more than 100 workshop presentations on STEM/STEAM education topics at conferences including National Head Start and NAEYC. He has also published papers in the international peer-reviewed journal, The Physics Teacher. His passion for improving STEM/STEAM education led him to co-found Panelcraft with Chad Richert in 2014 where he currently serves as president.
Chad Richert started after college as an architect and transitioned to teaching architecture at Henry Ford College where he leads the Architecture, Interior Design and Energy Technology programs. He has given numerous workshop presentations on STEM/STEAM education at levels ranging from early childhood to college. His Life-long interest in how children learn, play, and interact with the spaces around them lead him to co-found Panelcraft with Jeff Whittaker in 2014 where he currently serves as vice president.